My DD is 18 and will graduate from high school this year. God bless her…she just isn’t much of a student. Her grades are “okay”…not BAD, but not very good either. Of course, all of her friends are talking about college and she has jumped on the bandwagon. But, she is starting to feel a lot of pressure about where to go from there. She has no idea what she wants to do…just wants a job that pays well. :rolleyes: I guess she’s not alone there…
I truly DO want her to go to college, but it seems a little pointless without having some idea…even a general idea…of where she wants to end up. And of course, it’s important to ME that she be open to what God might want (not really that important to HER right now).
I’ve been wondering about the possibility of taking a year off to do service work in some other area of the US (or possible out of the US). This idea hit me about a month ago and I just let it pass because it seems so NOT like her, but it keeps nagging. The other day we were talking about opportunities to travel and do things and I said “I think you should go do one of those “work camp” things where you go somewhere with a group of teens and work to fix up houses, etc.” I was totally surprised when she said she wouldn’t be opposed to that, but will need to work to get $$ this summer. So, she was at least open to a week or two as long as it doesn’t cut into her job too much.
What do you think about delaying college for this purpose? Do you know of any good resources for finding a place for this type of work?